Belief in God among 30-49 year olds

% of 30-49 year olds who say they…

Survey year Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 9,178. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 62% 21% 5% < 1% 9% 2% 9,178
2007 71% 18% 3% < 1% 5% 3% 11,823

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Belief in God among 30-49 year olds by religious group

% of 30-49 year olds who say they…

Religious tradition Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 63% 29% 6% 1% 1% 1% 1,763
Evangelical Protestant 88% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,168
Hindu 41% 30% 16% < 1% 10% 3% 109
Historically Black Protestant 92% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 552
Jewish 40% 27% 15% < 1% 13% 5% 165
Mainline Protestant 64% 29% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 1,269
Mormon 82% 14% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 223
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 29% 24% 10% 1% 31% 6% 2,371

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DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain < 1% 17% 83% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain < 1% 19% 81% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain < 1% 22% 78% < 1% < 1% < 1% 513
Do not believe in God < 1% 25% 75% < 1% < 1% < 1% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% 23% 77% < 1% < 1% < 1% 217

Gender composition among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 45% 55% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 47% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 61% 39% 513
Do not believe in God 66% 34% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 65% 35% 217

Racial and ethnic composition among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,447. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 57% 17% 3% 19% 4% 5,447
Believe in God; fairly certain 62% 6% 5% 24% 4% 1,884
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 64% 5% 8% 21% 3% 506
Do not believe in God 78% 3% 7% 9% 4% 989
Other/don't know if they believe in God 79% 4% 5% 8% 5% 208

Immigrant status among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,450. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 18% 8% 74% 5,450
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 8% 66% 1,874
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 8% 68% 508
Do not believe in God 15% 10% 75% 986
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 6% 77% 212

Income distribution among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who have a household income of…

Belief in God Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 5,069. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 31% 21% 28% 19% 5,069
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 17% 27% 24% 1,759
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 18% 24% 32% 475
Do not believe in God 18% 18% 33% 32% 955
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 18% 35% 28% 200

Educational distribution among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,502. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 37% 34% 18% 11% 5,502
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 27% 18% 15% 1,892
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 22% 21% 23% 511
Do not believe in God 24% 26% 28% 22% 996
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 26% 26% 22% 217

Marital status among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,507. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 58% 7% 15% 1% 18% 5,507
Believe in God; fairly certain 57% 12% 12% 1% 18% 1,895
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 53% 11% 11% 1% 23% 512
Do not believe in God 51% 14% 11% 1% 23% 995
Other/don't know if they believe in God 48% 11% 13% 3% 26% 213

Parent of children under 18 among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,499. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 61% 39% 5,499
Believe in God; fairly certain 56% 44% 1,892
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 54% 46% 510
Do not believe in God 47% 53% 994
Other/don't know if they believe in God 46% 54% 214

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who say religion is…

Belief in God Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 72% 21% 4% 3% 1% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 44% 21% 8% 1% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 10% 33% 37% 20% < 1% 513
Do not believe in God 3% 8% 19% 69% < 1% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 16% 35% 38% 1% 217

Attendance at religious services among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who attend religious services…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 46% 35% 18% < 1% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 44% 40% < 1% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 41% 54% < 1% 513
Do not believe in God 2% 13% 84% < 1% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 26% 67% < 1% 217

Frequency of prayer among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 73% 15% 4% 6% 1% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 25% 12% 28% < 1% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 12% 13% 57% < 1% 513
Do not believe in God 3% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 9% 5% 72% 1% 217

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who attend prayer group…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 34% 13% 10% 43% < 1% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 9% 8% 72% < 1% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 4% 6% 86% < 1% 513
Do not believe in God 2% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 2% 3% 89% < 1% 217

Frequency of meditation among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who meditate…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 45% 7% 4% 43% 2% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 12% 5% 50% 1% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 11% 7% 62% 1% 513
Do not believe in God 20% 10% 5% 64% 1% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 11% 6% 60% 2% 217

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 69% 15% 8% 7% 1% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 19% 16% 23% 1% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 15% 17% 37% 1% 513
Do not believe in God 33% 14% 10% 41% 1% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 14% 11% 33% 6% 217

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 16% 12% 27% 1% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 16% 17% 26% 1% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 17% 20% 25% < 1% 513
Do not believe in God 43% 18% 16% 22% 1% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 39% 20% 18% 22% 2% 217

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in God Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 46% 7% 39% 5% 3% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 13% 57% 14% 1% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 20% 56% 18% 1% 513
Do not believe in God 1% 19% 53% 27% 1% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 20% 56% 12% 6% 217

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who say…

Belief in God There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 40% 57% 1% 1% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 73% 1% 1% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 76% 1% 1% 513
Do not believe in God 19% 80% 1% < 1% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 75% 4% < 1% 217

Frequency of reading scripture among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who read scripture…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 49% 12% 10% 28% 1% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 10% 10% 65% 1% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 7% 6% 83% 1% 513
Do not believe in God 2% 4% 5% 89% < 1% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 11% 5% 4% 80% < 1% 217

Interpreting scripture among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in God Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 42% 33% 3% 16% 6% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 25% 1% 48% 8% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 10% < 1% 75% 7% 513
Do not believe in God 1% 1% < 1% 95% 2% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 4% 1% 73% 17% 217

Belief in Heaven among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 86% 8% 6% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 70% 22% 8% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 49% 11% 513
Do not believe in God 5% 93% 2% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 49% 31% 217

Belief in Hell among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 74% 19% 7% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 41% 9% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 61% 11% 513
Do not believe in God 4% 94% 2% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 60% 26% 217

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 41% 20% 38% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 21% 46% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 19% 57% 513
Do not believe in God 19% 17% 63% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 24% 47% 217

Political ideology among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 43% 32% 18% 7% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 38% 32% 6% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 42% 36% 6% 513
Do not believe in God 10% 34% 50% 5% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 36% 33% 11% 217

Views about size of government among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 54% 40% 3% 3% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 48% 2% 3% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 47% 47% 4% 3% 513
Do not believe in God 46% 47% 4% 3% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 50% 35% 8% 7% 217

Views about government aid to the poor among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in God Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 49% 45% 4% 2% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 52% 3% 1% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 58% 4% 2% 513
Do not believe in God 29% 66% 3% 1% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 40% 49% 8% 3% 217

Views about abortion among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who say abortion should be…

Belief in God Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 43% 52% 4% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 64% 33% 3% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 76% 21% 2% 513
Do not believe in God 86% 10% 4% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 72% 22% 6% 217

Views about homosexuality among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 52% 38% 5% 4% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 78% 16% 3% 3% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 81% 14% 2% 3% 513
Do not believe in God 92% 5% 2% 1% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 76% 15% 7% 3% 217

Views about same-sex marriage among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 43% 48% 8% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 70% 22% 8% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 75% 18% 6% 513
Do not believe in God 90% 7% 3% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 76% 17% 6% 217

Views about environmental regulation among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who say…

Belief in God Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 40% 55% 3% 3% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 63% 2% 2% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 68% 3% 2% 513
Do not believe in God 18% 79% 1% 2% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 63% 6% 3% 217

Views about human evolution among 30-49 year olds by belief in God

% of 30-49 year olds who say humans…

Belief in God Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 18% 30% 3% 45% 4% 5,517
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 24% 5% 21% 3% 1,897
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 70% 12% 4% 12% 2% 513
Do not believe in God 89% 3% 1% 6% 1% 997
Other/don't know if they believe in God 74% 1% 11% 9% 5% 217